Andrew, instead of declaring it a non-issue without having the facts, you might want to do a little research yourself. The number of 100,000 people is in my opinion a conservative estimate because it is based on old studies about severe cases only.
I'm only returning to this silly post to answer Pics2's question about 'this (non) issue' and the PA271W. But to followup on your statement, it's only apparently a issue to you, at least around these parts! Look, 4-5% of the 319 million US population suffer from Peanut allergies*. That comes to 15,700,000 people! A tad more than 100,000 who 'suffer
' from fatigue from display flickering. I'd submit that a fraction (if any) of these 15,700,000 people go out and purchase let alone then eat Snicker bars! They have a clue there's an issue. They avoid peanuts. Assuming the far smaller group of 100,000 people have issues with display flicker, all they have to do is avoid the displays as I advised you to do (if
indeed you are one of the 100,000 in the group, you of course have never admitted this was an real issue). Even if the number is 200,000, how many are buying LED LCD displays? Like the web is filled with complaints on forums from people who suffer issues with LED displays? Can't you find something more salient to post in photo-centric forums than this minutia?
Presumably anyone with a half a brain who suffer from any issue will avoid what ails them. IF (huge if) you or anyone out to purchase a display have flicker issues, take the unit back or don't buy one in the first place. Big Friggin deal.
WHY you have to make this a federal case and a major issue on two differing forums is what I'd like to know. I told you on PhotoNet if you don't like the spec's of the entry level NEC, get the next model up which you ended up doing. You followed common sense advise which is comforting.
Given the potential for problems and the relative easy fix for the P232W I still don't understand why NEC doesn't plan to upgrade that monitor with a much higher backlighting PWM.
Of course you don't. You have to make this some silly conspiracy theory 'issue
' target at NEC. They don't hide the spec's anymore than Snicker's hides the fact's it is filled with peanuts and any consumer who has an issue with that ingredient can avoid purchasing it. And unless you were a fly on the wall at NEC when this entry level display was first designed you have absolutely no idea that this is an easy fix nor why they built it as they did. Further, a fix implies something is broken and if you do some simple math and take twice the number of people you claim have flicker issues and look at the percentage of the population of the US, then those who might purchase an NEC, you see it's a tiny and insignificant number of people. Now recognize that NEC sells displays worldwide, take that population and your idea this is a problem becomes even more comical. There's nothing to fix because based on how the product was designed, there's nothing broken. Just as Snicker bar's are not broken because they have peanuts and at least a decent number of people are allergic to them.